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[Poll] Would you ditch Samsung if it drops the Galaxy Note series?

Would you ditch Samsung if it drops the Galaxy Note series?

It was reported yesterday that Samsung might alter its strategy and release only one flagship smartphone next year. Doing this would apparently enable the company to put quality ahead of quantity, but it has been launching two flagships every year for the past few years without any problems so an argument can be made that this isn’t the best way forward from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Would you decide to ditch Samsung if it only came out with the Galaxy S8 next year and didn’t launch a Note series phone? Do vote below and let us know in the comments how you’d feel about sticking with Samsung if it does pull something like this in 2017.

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cola13102013
cola13102013

I have a note 4, but since then they have been falling backwards for my interests. Touchwiz seems to have less key features than stock google, at least what i use it for. Its even harder now to root the device, as this is the main reason i like Android, because its open source and highly customizable. If note series stops i would rather take a look for a more secure device such as blackphone because as of right now with their current view on their products the only thing holding me to them is the spen. i wasnt really… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I started with the S3 and I loved it. I passed it on to my nephew when I upgraded to Note 4 and I’m not interested in the S series anymore or any other phone as my primary device (I also own a J5 as my secondary decice). Furthermore I’m of the opinion that currently of all the flagships smartphones in the market right now and given the quality of so many mid-range phones costing £/€/$ 400 or less only Samsung’s Note series is worth a high price tag over £/€/$ 600-700 for what it offers; not even the S7,… Read more »

stondec
stondec

The only reason I buy Samsung is the S Pen. If they ditch that I’ll be ditching Samsung too.

The last Samsung tablet I bought was the Note Pro 12.2 but as soon as Samsung ditched the Note tablets, I quickly ditched them.

They should understand that the one feature that clearly sets them apart from others is their very functional S Pen.

abolds4397
abolds4397

Whether they keep the Note brand or rebrand it to the Galaxy Pro series (or whatever) is fine…as long as the S-pen and the total workings of the smartphone remains the same. Big improvements will work just fine, just DO NOT discontinue it! I that happens, I guess I’ll be doing like others, finding a smartphone which will accomodate those who use it for business.

MStuart
MStuart

I’m not a Note user but it would be stupid to bury the product line because of a failure. Not only that, it would implicitly admit inability to bounce back and come back stronger with a new model.

So keep things as they are, keep both the S and the Note series alive. Just don’t make any more embarrassing “mistakes”.

naranova7
naranova7

The Spen is probably THE most important aspect of my current phone. I don’t care about the name, they could discontinue the entire Note lineup, but they must have an Spen enabled variant of their next flagship, whatever the name.

Blood Wolfe
Blood Wolfe

I will ditch Samsung if they discontinue the Note series or at least stop producing a phone with an s-pen. I do not wish to carry a stylus around separately so if they ditch the name but have a phone that still comes with, and houses, an s-pen then I will stay but if they drop the s-pen then I’m gone. The Note series is the main reason I’m still with Samsung and dealing with their ridiculous amount of phones that they can’t even properly keep updated in a timely manner. The Note 4 was treated horrendously to start and… Read more »

aroutis
aroutis

I am on Note 3. I did not go for Note 4 because it was still 32 bits, Note 5 was not available in EU, and note 7, well, we all know how that went (I am stuck with a smart case btw, never got to get the device!). So ,to answer your question. I see no reason to get another Samsung device, if they for some weird reason choose not to release a new device with an S-Pen. They can call it the new Note, the new S Pro. I honestly don’t give a damn. But if they choose… Read more »

norlas
norlas

I’m also on Note 3, and skipped 4 with the intention to buy the 5. Since it didn’t appear in Europe I’ve been waiting for the next unit with S-Pen. Ordered the Note 7, but cancelled when the goo-goo hit the fan for that one. Before the Note 3 I had the original Note and then a S2 before that. The main attraction with the Note-range is the integrated S-Pen, a feature which I really love. Samsung units without an S-Pen are still attractive, however there is still a lot of annoying uninstallable bloatware installed on all their units. Today… Read more »

Tondern
Tondern

Bought the Note 3 in 2013 because it was the best phone at that time. Not because of the Pen. I never really used the pen so I just want a big screen phone from Samsung.

So I say make an S8 lineup that matters and cancel the Note line.

s2insider
s2insider

So what, just Note 7 incident wouldn’t make Samsung drown in abyss. It’s just another series. I’ve never interested in it since it was born either. They could find some new series not to mention they still haven’t lost their flagship yet.

sammay69
sammay69

I dont think the should drop the note line. But it should be rebranded

sanayp
sanayp

Why are you talking about ditching the Note series. Its just 1 problem. No other samsung phone had problems.

Its these tech websites like these which led to samsung galaxy note 7 downfall

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Voted Yes. I’m still on the Note 3 and Samsung_NL couldn’t answer if they are going to sell the Note 4 or introduce the Note 5 here. The last Note introduction was in September/October 2014(!) in Europe. We don’t have a N5 to fall back on and the N4 is no longer for sale. I don’t care for the other Samsung phones. I’m in the market for flagships with a big, flat screen and pen. If the last of the stylusphones disappears, there is no reason for me to hang on to Samsung phones. There is a whole world out… Read more »

preime101
preime101

I wouldn’t worry too much about the lack of Note 5 in Europe seeing as it is mostly a downgrade compared to the Note 4.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

I know, but since August, we have had no more new Notes for sale. The N4 is even running out of spare parts here as well. Customers who need a fix under warranty, usually get credit or swap for S7(E) in stead. If there is no stylusphone, I can’t see an incenvie to stay. Other brands do offer bigger FLAT screens than the current top of the line S7 with 5,1″. And no, I don’t want edges. Useless feature that is only going to annoy me with ghost touches.

maccyb
maccyb

Well, I’ve had them all, from the 1st Note to Note7. I’m an engineer and use the stylus functions for work. It’s a important tool for me. On battery the Note 5 would last through a day of constant on a Mech Construction site, where I would be running back to the car to swap a Note 4 battery at least twice. The stylus function and capabilities were far better on Note 5 than Note 4, and as we use secure business cloud storage was never a problem. I need the phone as a business device and not a TV… Read more »

ZloyKrys
ZloyKrys

Well, I can’t migrate to Note 5 even if I would like to. It’s been released in my country with 32Gb version only, whereas I have approximately 110Gb of business data stored on my Note 4.

Battery-wise Note 5 is very comparable to Note 4 with Marshmallow firmware, the Lollypop version was a bit too buggy and power hungry.

maccyb
maccyb

You are still missing the point, this is not about phones with no Micro SD card expansion, it is about Adoptable Storage on phones that have Micro SD cards. Read the article. This has absolutely nothing to do with Note 5. It’s not related. Smh.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“Note 5 was a huge upgrade in terms of functionality, speed, and battery life” I live in the UK and Note 5 never made it here but I’ve played with S6 edge + which Spen aside has exactly the same specs as Note 5 and apart from sligthly better camera and brighter display I don’t know what you mean but huge upgrade. As for the S pen the the note 4 got the exact functionality of the Note 5 with the Marshmallow upgrade so once again don’t really know what you are talking about. “On battery the Note 5 would… Read more »

elia99
elia99

I don’t care if the name of the smartphone is a Note XX or an other name but it need a pen.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

They are not going to get rid of the Note or S-Pen, so many Note7 users stuck with Samsung in their replacement devices. Only shows Samsung to keep doing what they’re doing, just do 3rd party proper checks.

Joe Mitri
Joe Mitri

No.6 bit Samsung in the ass !
If you want things to go normal, Bring back the Note 6 that you left alone …you can’t cut a number out of series and expect nature will walk away with it !

I know everything that I said up there is illogical, but somehow it makes sense lol

harinsheth
harinsheth

Without note series every android would be same so i will take xiaomi redmi series for low price OR google pixel series for better updates ..

sociologist
sociologist

Samsung should release an S8 an S8 Edge and a Note 8 in February. This would make sense to me. They should return the Ir blaster and the removable battery and keep the microSD card. If they leave the IR blaster off again. I will no longer be a Samsung customer. Samsung will be telling us they no longer care what their customers want they know better and they don’t because the Note 7 happened. I think the S8 is critical for Samsung to get right. If they dont get it right we saw what happened to blackberry I think… Read more »

ZloyKrys
ZloyKrys

Well, there are just too many other phones around if you exclude the S-Pen which is the clear distinctive advantage of the Note series. I use the Note just because it’s got the S-Pen, if this is going away then I will be forced to choose other phone and it may or may not be Samsung. Given the current trend of sealed phones with non-changeable exploding batteries and Samsung’s silence around its cause, I’d say I’d prefer some other vendor. If Samsung is going to come out with a handset which is not worse than my Note 4, which has… Read more »

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

No I would get the latest s model as it’s just as good minus the S-Pen of course however if you’re almost turned out to be true and they making S8 Edge Plus Pro with S-Pen then that sorted.

vpoulios
vpoulios

Samsung should :
A. Release S8 and S8 Edge in February and then Note 8 in August or
B. Release S8 and S8 Edge in February together with S8 Pro
C. Introduce a case accommodating the S Pen that transforms the S8 Edge into S8 Edge Note or Pro.
If there is no Note then there are many alternatives evened for less money

aroutis
aroutis

The S-Pen utilizes a digitizer. What you describe is simply not feasible; unless what you suggest is that SAMSUNG should actually build the S devices with the digitizers, and give you the option to buy such a case. Which brings the issue of cost; since of course such an action will raise costs.
So I don’t see this happening.

maccyb
maccyb

+AROUTIS. Everything you say is 100% spot on and correct. Many people don’t realize there is a difference in the screen technology used in S models and Notes.